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Sled vs. Skid

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Slednoun

A small, light vehicle with runners, used, mostly by young persons, for sliding on snow or ice. A "sled" in this sense is not pulled by an animal as a "sleigh" is.

‘The child zoomed down the hill on his sled.’;

Skidverb

(intransitive) To slide in an uncontrolled manner as in a car with the brakes applied too hard.

‘They skidded around the corner and accelerated up the street.’;

Slednoun

(US) A vehicle on runners, used for conveying loads over the snow or ice. contrast "sleigh", which is larger

‘"Mush!" he yelled at the dogs pulling the sled.’;

Skidverb

(transitive) To protect or support with a skid or skids.

Slednoun

(slang) A snowmobile.

Skidverb

(transitive) To cause to move on skids.

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Sledverb

To ride a sled.

Skidverb

(transitive) To check or halt (wagon wheels, etc.) with a skid.

Slednoun

A vehicle on runners, used for conveying loads over the snow or ice; - in England called sledge.

Skidnoun

A shoe or clog, as of iron, attached to a chain, and placed under the wheel of a wagon to prevent its turning when descending a steep hill; a drag; a skidpan; also, by extension, a hook attached to a chain, and used for the same purpose.

Slednoun

A small, light vehicle with runners, used, mostly by young persons, for sliding on snow or ice.

Skidnoun

A piece of timber used as a support, or to receive pressure.

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Sledverb

To convey or transport on a sled; as, to sled wood or timber.

Skidnoun

A runner (one or two) under some flying machines, used for landing.

Slednoun

a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow

Skidnoun

A low movable platform for supporting heavy items to be transported, typically of two layers, and having a space between the layers into which the fork of a fork lift can be inserted; it is used to conveniently transport heavy objects by means of a fork lift; - a skid without wheels is the same as a pallet.

Sledverb

ride (on) a sled

Skidnoun

Declining fortunes; a movement toward defeat or downfall; - used mostly in the phrase on the skids and hit the skids.

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Sled

A sled, sledge, or sleigh is a land vehicle that slides across a surface, usually of ice or snow. It is built with either a smooth underside or a separate body supported by two or more smooth, relatively narrow, longitudinal runners similar in principle to skis.

Skidnoun

Act of skidding; - called also side slip.

Skidverb

To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause to move on skids.

Skidverb

To check with a skid, as wagon wheels.

Skidverb

To haul (logs) to a skid and load on a skidway.

Skidverb

To slide without rotating; - said of a wheel held from turning while the vehicle moves onward.

Skidverb

To fail to grip the roadway; specif., to slip sideways on the road; to side-slip; - said esp. of a cycle or automobile.

Skidnoun

one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects

Skidnoun

a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation

Skidnoun

an unexpected slide

Skidverb

slide without control;

‘the car skidded in the curve on the wet road’;

Skidverb

elevate onto skids

Skidverb

apply a brake or skid to

Skidverb

move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner;

‘the wheels skidded against the sidewalk’;

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